Member Monday: Newsletter Updates

Jerusalem Maiden

Talia Carner, author of Jerusalem Maiden, is expanding her reach and has accepted a speaking invitation in Paris, France in April and an appearance in Jerusalem in July. For details, please check her website,

A Dangerous Woman

Barbara Foster recently presented A Dangerous Woman: The Life, Loves, and Scandals of  Adah Isaacs Menken to the New York Victorian Society and Fort Lauderdale Women’s Executive Club.

Miss Dreamsville

Amy Hill Hearth‘s novel, Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women’s Literary Society (Atria Books, 2012), is a book club pick for Simon & Schuster, a Reader’s Digest Select Edition, and a main selection of the Pulpwood Queens, a book club with 550 chapters. The novel is set in Florida in 1962.  

The Greedy SparrowLucine Kasbarian‘s The Greedy Sparrow: An Armenian Tale (Marshall Cavendish/ Amazon Children’s Books) won the 2013 Nautilus Silver Award in the Children’s Picture Book category. Formal announcements about all winners will take place at BookExpo America.

Sight ReadingDaphne Kalotay, co-president of WNBA-Boston, will be reading from her new book, Sight Reading, at NYC’s Posman Books, Wednesday, June 5, at 7:00PM. (Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue.)

Melissa A. Rosati, CPCC now represents the Institut Van Gogh, Auvers-sur-Oise, France, as the Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships, USA. She is organizing a $50 Million Dollar Campaign titled Van Gogh’s Dream for the U.S. market.

Harriet Shenkman won second place in the National WNBA poetry contest for her poem, Mirror, Mirror. Harriet is a Professor Emerita at CUNY who has several published poems and many educational articles.  Her creative writing was honed at the Hudson Valley Poetry Center, the Unterberg Poetry Center and Sarah Lawrence College. She is writing a novel called The Camel Tamer.

Rachel Slaiman has two articles in the print edition of Latin Trends Magazine: Turning Your Home Into an Efficient Office Space and Current and Classics: for stronger finances, body and mind.  Her two newest blogs are Book Discussion: The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence by Jose Antonio Ocampo and Doing Business in Brazil hosted by Latham and Watkins LLP.

Five O'Clock FolliesTheasa Tuohy‘s novel, The Five O’Clock Follies, has been shortlisted for ForeWord Review’s 2012 Book of the Year Award and nominated by the Oklahoma Center for the Book award for its fiction prize. The harrowing story, set in 1968, of a female correspondent during the Vietnam War, is published by Calliope Press.


Bette Ann Moskowitz will be reading from her new book, The Room at the End of the Hall as part of the Valley Writers, Ink. at the WIRED GALLERY in High Falls, New York, on Friday, May 10th from 7-9 p.m.   Details are on or

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